Here's what's going on


Jerry Linn, Don Bird, Carolyn Glock, Norma Gardner, Julie Dildy, and Marla Puthoff.

New adult bible study

Started Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm in the Parlor.
No sin is so great, no bitterness is so deep that God's grace cannot transform your heart and rewrite your story. But grace is hard for us to understand.
In this study, we will seek to move past our hurts and hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than our mistakes, failures, and seemingly impossible situations.

Looking For Volunteers!

We need a backup team of volunteers who will help with our office, custodial, and maintenance needs. Interested in helping occasionally? Please contact our new Business Manager, Don Trisel. Contact him easily by email at:

Candy and cookies

We need candy to pass out and cookies to serve with our meal at our Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 26. If you could help us out, we would greatly appreciate it. Candy can be dropped off in the office and cookies can be put in the freezers in the pantry. Thank you!!

Congregational Meeting: October 23

On Sunday, October 23, a congregational vote will be held on the sale of the latest St. John Builders’ house.  Voting will take place at all three services that day.

W.O.W. is back!

Attention: No W.O.W. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

W.O.W. will resume on Wednesday, October 19.
Join W.O.W. Hanging on Every Word! A Children’s Ministry at St. John Lutheran Church teaching all about God through music, bible stories, crafts, drama and games! For ages 3 through 6th grade on Wednesday nights beginning Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 –7:30 PM. A free will donation dinner begins at 5:30 each night.
Register at:

Worship Times Have changed!

We have a new Worship schedule that started on Sunday, September 11.
  • Traditional 7:45 am Service in the Sanctuary (same time as usual).
  • 9:00 am Contemporary Service in the Family Life Center.
  • 10:30 am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary.

Joint Congregation Fun Day

On Sunday, October 23, join us for an afternoon of fun at Overdrive on Rt 127 South of Celina. This event is being jointly planned by both congregations, St. John Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran.
  • 1pm - 4pm
  • More details will follow.

portals of prayer

October-December Portals of Prayer are now available in the church office, Narthex or back of the FLC.

Called to Serve

Our Wednesday night program is super successful because of people like you. Sign up today to be on a meal team, crew leader, check-in attendee, or a teacher! Thank you for sharing your gifts with our children.
Register at:

Mission Trip 2023

Dates are set for our Mission Trip 2023! Join us on our trip to East Bank, West Virginia from Sunday, June 25-Saturday, July 1. This trip is open to students currently in grades 8-12. First deposit of $50 is due Monday, October 31. For more information or to sign up go to:


Altar Flowers are given by Gini Fickert in Loving Memory of her husband, Dick.

Spiritual Gift ASSESSMENT

How has God blessed you? What are your spiritual gifts? A few weeks ago a Spiritual Gifts Devotional was handed out. If you completed a paper spiritual gifts assessment, please place them in the  bins located at the Welcome Center or the table in the FLC. You can also access an online version through the app or at Assessment

Churchwide Mission Trip 2023

We are happy to announce that we will be going on a churchwide mission trip to Cuba April 12-18, 2023. If you are interested or would like more information on this, please contact Vicar Andrea. Send her an email today!

Chili Cook-Off

For the Fall Festival this year, we are going to have a Chili Cook-Off. If you would like to participate , we ask that you bring in a crockpot of your chili on Wednesday, October 26. We are asking that you go to
 and sign up so that we know how many Crockpots to expect.

Pub theology

Pub Theology coming back to the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month. Our first night back is going to be October 6 at 7:00pm at Brew Nation in Celina.

communion for the homebound

We are restarting our home communion team. If you'd like to help deliver communion to those unable to attend worship in person, let Pastor Jeff know:

meal train

Meal Train team is now ready to deliver meals to those in need. Please let us know if you need a meal. You can contact the church office at 419-586-2332 or

 Common Ground hiking  SCHEDULE

  • October 16, 2022 @ 2 p.m. – Hiking: Taylorsville Metro Park. 2000 US-40, Vandalia, OH 45377
  • November 12 -13, 2022 - Hiking/Overnight at Hocking Hills State Park. 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138 (More information and sign up coming soon)

purple door pacers

Pacers are Pleased to Present... "Fall into Fitness 5K"
We are hosting a Walking 5K  on Saturday, October 8th at 9:00am. There is no entry fee to join, so come out and walk with us! Door prizes will be given away.

Purple Door Pacers meet and walk every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:00 am. We would love for you to come join us ! Our schedule can be found in the Tower or on the bulletin board outside of the office. All ages and all abilities are more than welcome to participate.
  • Monday, September 26: New Bremen Pk., 201 N Main St.
  • Thursday, September 29: Special, TBA.

Walk where Jesus walked

Join us on a life-changing pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and experience an amazing spiritual adventure of a lifetime. from January 20-January 30, 2023. We will travel you to sacred Holy sites where Jesus Christ lived, walked, preached, and performed miracles.  You will connect with your faith physically and spiritually as you grow in first-hand knowledge of the scriptures. The tradition of taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land dates back to the 300s.   As you travel through the Holy Land you will experience and explore the landscape and culture of our LORD and reflect on the spiritual and religious significance of the land where Jesus and His disciples lived, walked and ministered.   Israel continues to lead the world in fighting this pandemic. Also, this is a great time to go to the Holy Land—no crowds, no lines, extra personal service. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jeff at